What makes it thicker?

Nevzorus

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Hi! I've read that the iPad "3" is thicker than the iPad 2. What makes it thicker and how does the back of the iPad 3 look compared to an iPad 2? I would really be happy if i got answers or pictures! Does the back have a new sort of "design"? How can you know it's an iPad 3 if it's not on?

Many questions, please answer those you can! Ty :)
 
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bjmach

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Battery. Someone posted earlier that the battery went from 25whr or something like that to a 45whr.

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dam I fell into the troll trap lol
 

homeboy

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I would say it's the screen. It's unlikely the battery given that if you open an iPad 1 or iPad 2 you can see that there is a boat load of excess space to makes the battery cell wider. The screen however, is less flexible in design.
 

Buildbright

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Backlight for the retina display and battery. Its .6mm thicker which is tiny. Whats amazing is the new batteries are a super capacity design.
 

RealScience

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It's about 6 to 8 mm thicker because of the bigger battery other then that it's pretty much identical.
You mean *0.6* mm thicker :) According to Apple's specs, the new iPad (3rd gen) is 9.4 mm thick, while the iPad 2 is 8.8 mm thick.
 

Nevzorus

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Ooh ty for all those fast answers :) Does the iPad 3 have a different back like the pictures that was on Macrumors before iPad 3 was launched?

Btw if someone thinks i'm a troll, then GTFO, you troll.
 

rkahl

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I wish they maintained the thickness of iPad 1. The iPad 2 is anorexic thin.
 

Nightprowler

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I know the battery is bigger and that accounts for a lot of the thickness (and weight) increase, but in the keynote around 77:35 they talk about having to elevate the pixels to a different level from the electrical signals to keep a clear image. I can imagine that might account for some of the increased thickness.
 

dgstan

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I dunno guys. I remember reading somewhere that the improved camera required more space.
 

whtrbt7

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Crushed up Unicorns and Leprechauns go into every 2012 iPad. It's what makes it so magical. ;)

Oh, and also the battery and Retina display have added depth.
 

mgipe

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To put it in perspective, 0.6 mm is about half the thickness of a standard sheet of paper (if anyone here remembers what paper was :rolleyes:)

I think you would be hard pressed to see the difference.
 

Mrg02d

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To put it in perspective, 0.6 mm is about half the thickness of a standard sheet of paper (if anyone here remembers what paper was :rolleyes:)

I think you would be hard pressed to see the difference.
Lol, 0.6mm is several sheets of paper stacked up....
 

Nevzorus

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So it won't be a difference? The iPhone 4 is 9.3 mm and it's not even thick so the iPad 3 won't be thick at all. The iPhone 4 in white is 0.2 mm thicker than the iPhone 4 in black. Is it the same with the iPads?
 

whtrbt7

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When it comes to depth, even a 0.2mm difference will feel different. The iPad2 I felt was a little too thin and didn't have enough of a graded slope. The first iPad had the bezel I liked on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S but for now, the thicker iPad 2012 will feel better in the hand.
 

Nightprowler

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I see a lot of confusion about millimeters.

Don't American rulers / tape-measures have inches on one side and mm's on the other?
 

Nevzorus

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I actually think that the iPad 2 is TOO thin. It just feels lighter in different sides and the 9.3 mm thing will maybe make the weight on the side like it should be.
 

vincenz

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To put it in perspective, 0.6 mm is about half the thickness of a standard sheet of paper (if anyone here remembers what paper was :rolleyes:)

I think you would be hard pressed to see the difference.
I'm not sure what type of paper you use, but for the rest of us, 0.6 mm is NOT half the thickness of a sheet.